Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Stamp Gallery Operations

Join us for virtual Sketch Night this December! Join our Zoom link on Tuesday December 1st from 6:30-7:30 for a lightly guided sketching or craft session. Bring a project you are working on or just a pencil and paper!

The Stamp Gallery's physical space will open on Monday, September 22, with an occupancy cap of 10 visitors at a time. If you would like a virtual tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.


Additionally, the gallery will be reservation-only for the first hour of every day. You or your group can reserve a time to view the exhibition in 30 minute slots. Sign up at Please note that reservations are not needed to visit the gallery during other hours- visitors are welcome to walk in!


Connected Diaspora Programming

Opening Instagram Live curator's talk and Artist Panel 1 with curator Veronica Melendez, Johana Toruño, Galileo Gonzalez, and Paulino Mejia


on Instagram @stampgalleryumd




Keynote Speaker: Mauricio E. Ramírez, artist, curator and Ph.D Candidate in Latin American and Latino Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz with an emphasis in Visual Studies


THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 5:00-6:15 PM

Online through Youtube:


Speaker Biography:

Mauricio E. Ramírez is an artist, curator, and Ph.D. Candidate in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz with an emphasis in Visual Studies. An expert on Latinx public murals and visual art in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mauricio’s dissertation, “Painting Central America: U.S. Central American Visual Art of San Francisco,” explores the visual expressions and solidarity that emerged in San Francisco’s Mission District as a response to the civil wars in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua beginning in the 1980s. His research sheds light on the history of Central American art and activism, the emerging 1.5 and second-generation U.S. Central American artists, and the intersections of Latinx solidarity with Central Americans. Mauricio is currently a University of California President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellow and a SOMArts curatorial resident, co-curating the upcoming exhibition, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present), in San Francisco, March 2021.


Artist Panel 2 featuring Jessy DeSantis, Celea Guevara, Kimberly LaVonne, and curator Veronica Melendez

THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 5:00-6:15 PM
livestreamed to Youtube at



Artist Panel 3 with La Casa de la Cultura de El Salvador 

featuring artists Beatriz Cortez , Muriel Hasbun, and Kiara Machado ; moderated by Wanda Hernández


Thursday, OCT. 8, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

livestreamed to Youtube at and on Facebook



Zine Making Workshop with La Horchata Zine
THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 5:00-6:15 PM
UMD Students Only- registration at



Virtual DJ Exhibition Closing Dance Party
FRIDAY, Nov 20, 6:00-8:00 PM
Zoom link at


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Gallery Hours

Weeks of December 1-12:



Tuesday 12/1: 12pm-5pm
Wednesday 12/2: 12pm-5pm
Thursday 12/3: 12pm-5pm
Friday 12/4: 12pm-5pm
Saturday 12/5: 12pm-5pm
Sunday 12/6: Closed
Monday 12/7: 12pm-2:30 pm
Tuesday 12/8: 12pm-2pm
Wednesday 12/9: 12pm-5pm
Thursday 12/10: 12pm-5pm
Friday 12/11: 12pm-5pm
Saturday 12/12: 12pm-5pm
Sunday 12/13- on: Closed

Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.





The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit


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